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Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection Deborah Menaker Rothschild

Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection

Deborah Menaker Rothschild

Published January 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780913697238
Hardcover
206 pages
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 About the Book 

Drawing from Merrill C. Bermans private collection of twentieth-century posters, ads, photomontages, and graphic ephemera, this book showcases more than two hundred examples of progressive graphic design from the 1920s and 1930s. European, Soviet,MoreDrawing from Merrill C. Bermans private collection of twentieth-century posters, ads, photomontages, and graphic ephemera, this book showcases more than two hundred examples of progressive graphic design from the 1920s and 1930s. European, Soviet, and American avant-garde designers and artists of the time, using new technologies of mass production and mass distribution, marketed everything from salad oil and cigarettes to communism, utopian socialism, and the avant-garde itself. These selections from the Berman Collection, most never before shown or reproduced in the United States, include works by well-known artists (Lissitzky, Rodchenko, Man Ray, and others) and by lesser-known masters. The book begins by detailing Bermans pivotal role in shaping the history of graphic design as he amassed his collection.